IND vs NZ - Upcoming Matches (November)
|Match, Date, Timing & Venue|
| 3 T20s | November|
India vs New ZealandTBC
| 2 Tests | November|
India vs New ZealandTBC
India vs New Zealand Series – 2021 Coverage
The New Zealand tour of India has been confirmed to take place in November 2021 right after the T20 World Cup in India. The series is part of the ICC FTP fixtures and part of the inaugural 2020–22 ICC Cricket World Cup Super League. The India vs New Zealand (IND vs NZ) series is a bilateral series and both teams will play 2 Tests followed by 3 T20s. The T20 series between IND vs NS will be played after the ICC T20 World Cup.
Before the inaugural series, New Zealand could meet India in the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup either in the group stages or in a knock-out match. New Zealand will stay back after the T20 world to play two test matches and three T20I’s.
Whenever New Zealand toured India, they have struggled playing spinners in the past. Nowadays, the pitches in India have become pacer friendly but after the COVID-19 pandemic things could change as pitches have been covered for a long period of time.
New Zealand is expected to give a tough fight to India in the tour. After playing a lot of cricket at home, they will be desperate enough to win away from home too.
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India Vs New Zealand Overview
India and New Zealand have a rich history of 65 years of good cricket. India faced New Zealand for the first time in 1955 which ended in a draw.
Whenever these two teams have played an international match, they have played with the right spirit without any controversies.
IND vs NZ Head to head Tests
A total of 59 matches were played between these two teams. Most of the matches have ended in a draw (26), India won 21 matches and 12 matches were won by New Zealand.
IND vs NZ Head to head in ODI’s
India and New Zealand have played 107 matches in total. India has the upper hand with 55 wins, whereas New Zealand has won 46 matches.
IND vs NZ Head to head in T20I’s
The first T20I match between India and New Zealand was played in 2007 which was won by the Kiwis. Total 16 matches were played between these two teams and both the teams have 8-8 victories each.
IND vs NZ Head to head in ICC events
South Africa has an edge over India in ICC Cricket World Cups. Out of 9 games 5 have been won by New Zealand and 3 have been won by India.
India Vs New Zealand down memory lane
India’s shocking exit in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019
India and New Zealand played the semi-final on 9th July, 2019. It was written on the cards that India will easily defeat the kiwis to the play final at Lord’s. India throughout the tournament was a strong side and were the table toppers in the group stage.
This semi-final went into the next day as rain had played spoil-sport in the first innings of Kiwi batting.
The next day, the conditions became cloudy and it favoured the seam and swing bowlers. New Zealand set a target of 240 which was considered a low score for India to chase.
When India came to bat, the opening spell of Kiwi bowlers had blown away the Indian top-order (top 3 batsmen- Rohit, Rahul, Kohli) batsmen cheaply for scores of 1 each. Indian team was struggling for 24-4 and it was all left with the middle order batsmen to stabilize the innings.
Jadeja played a magical innings of 77 runs well supported by MS Dhoni who scored 50 runs. The biggest heartbreak moment for the India team and fans was Dhoni’s run-out by Guptill in a situation where India still required 25 of 10 balls. New Zealand eventually won the match by 18 runs and went through the final.
This upset by Kiwis has left a huge dent on the Indian team for not winning an ICC title since 2013 despite being a strong cricket nation.
New Zealand’s rare T20I whitewash at home in 2020
India toured New Zealand in the early 2020 for a full-fledged series of 5 T20I, 3 ODI and 2 tests. New Zealand is considered a strong team at home. India had won the first 2 T20I matches of the tour quite convincingly. The third match of the tour went into a super-over from a situation when the Kiwis were on the charge to win quite comfortably. New Zealand failed to score 9 runs in the last over despite having set batsman Kane Willamson. In the end New Zealand had lost the match in super-over.
Coincidentally, the 4th match also went into super over which also was once again won by India again. Since New Zealand’s loss in the super-over at Lord’s final in 2019, it seems like New Zealand have struggled playing super-overs. They have struggled to win the final moments of the match.
The 5th match was also lost by Kiwis from a winning position. India whitewashed the Kiwis 5-0 at their own backyard. These 5 victories have made the T20I head to head stats better for India.